Retail food prices in 1984 rose 3.8 percent, aggregate food consumption r~se 1 percent, and personal food consumption. expenditures for food rose 7.0 percent from 1983. This bulletin presents 1964-84 data on per capita food consumption, prices, nutrient availability, food expenditures and marketing costs, and U.s. income and population.. Per capita red meat consumption declined 0.6 pound, while poultry use rose 2 pounds. Dairy product consumption per person increased slightly. Fresh fruit consumption fell 0.9 pound per person, while fresh vegetable consumption increased 4.4 pounds. Total sweetener consumption rose slightly.